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Death Cab For Cutie + The Antlers at The Pageant in St. Louis

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Death Cab For Cutie and The Antlers played to a sold-out audience at The Pageant on Wednesday. The Antlers’ set concluded with the amazing “Putting the Dog to Sleep,” which seemed to go on forever (and probably should have). Splendid set. Death Cab exploded out of the gates with “No … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Antlers – Palace

There are only a few bands out there that I’d put onto my musical pedestal labeled as “shit gold status.” This short list of musicians includes a smattering of the classical artists and icons you’d expect to see, but also those artists that simply speak to my soul more than others, like Greg Dulli and … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums (Quarter 3)

Dirty Projectors album art courtesy of Domino While much of the country is in a drought, we are not want for new music during the summer months. Your grass might be brown, and your air conditioner might be bending under the burden of 100 degree weather, but your new album release cup runneth over. Don’t … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Deep Sea Diver – NWO

Tonight, The Shins invade The Pageant for a sold out show, presumably to slay us with tunes from their latest release, Port Of Morrow. Deep Sea Diver, featuring The Shins’ guitarist Jessica Dobson, will open the show, along with The Antlers. Dobson delivers on her own on today’s Jam of the Day, “NWO,” which is … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2011

Our favorite album of the year: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver 50 Panda Bear – Tomboy (Paw Tracks) [buy the album] 49 Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) [buy the album] 48 GIVERS – In Light (Glassnote) [buy the album] 47 Admiral Fallow – Boots Met My Face (Lo-Five) [buy the album] 46 The Civil Wars – … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 50 – 26

Check out songs 100-76 and 75-51. Keep up with our ever growing list on Spotify! 50 The Black Keys – Lonely Boy [buy the album] [more Black Keys on Speakers] 49 Steve Earle – Waitin’ on the Sky [buy the album] [more Earle on Speakers] 48 Frightened Rabbit – Fuck This Place [buy the album] … Read more

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Halfway There | Best of 2011

We know, we know. 2011 is only half empty. Or, half full, as we optimistic bloggers at Speakers in Code like to think. But the midway point of the year is always a good point to pause, gather our thoughts, make some lists, revisit early favorites, and tell you about all the songs and albums … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 2)

TV on the Radio’s album art for Nine Kinds of Light   Back on our first birthday, we published a list of 25 albums over which we were salivating. We’ve barely had time to mop up our drool from January, February, and March’s all-star releases, and now we’re back, in similar fashion, with another … Read more